Santiago

From San Pedro de Atacama I went directly to Santiago, on a 23-hour bus ride. (I went Premium, which means seats where you can lie down and you can sleep quite decently.) That was my last destination on my trip.

I was never enthusiastic about Santiago. I understood that it would be hot, above 30°C in the shade, and I had no conception of that it would be a particularly interesting big city. However, a travel itinerary where I arrived to Santiago on the same day as the flight home seemed overly brave, so in the end I spent a day there.

I never had any ambitions to see a lot, and I was further hampered by being a little under the weather, why I only roamed in a fairly small downtown area between the Alameda and the river.

To be fair, this part of Santiago proved to be quite pleasant. Plaza de Armas is very lively and so are the pedistrian streets of which they have a few in the centre. Overall, Santiago is quite different from any other Chilean city. Which of course is not surprising, since no other Chilean city even reaches the half-million mark. On the architectual side, Santiago has some nice buildings, but it is marred by too many high-rises without character.

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1. Plaza de Armas


2. Correo Central


3. Cathedral Corner


4. Mirror Effect


5. Funny Statue


6. Inside the Cathedral


7. Casa Colorada


8. Basilica de la Merced


9. Río Mapocho


10. Cerro Santa Lucía


11. Views from Santa Lucía I


12. Views from Santa Lucía II


13. Views from Santa Lucía III


14. Views from Santa Lucía IV


15. Pedro de Valdivia


16. Pedestrian Street


17. String Ensamble


18. Oops!


19. Bolsa de Comercio


20. Alameda


21. La Moneda


22. Evening on Plaza de Armas


23. Fine Building

 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building
 

1. Plaza de Armas
 

2. Correo Central
 

3. Cathedral Corner
 

4. Mirror Effect
 

5. Funny Statue
 

6. Inside the Cathedral
 

7. Casa Colorada
 

8. Basilica de la Merced
 

9. Río Mapocho
 

10. Cerro Santa Lucía
 

11. Views from Santa Lucía I
 

12. Views from Santa Lucía II
 

13. Views from Santa Lucía III
 

14. Views from Santa Lucía IV
 

15. Pedro de Valdivia
 

16. Pedestrian Street
 

17. String Ensamble
 

18. Oops!
 

19. Bolsa de Comercio
 

20. Alameda
 

21. La Moneda
 

22. Evening on Plaza de Armas
 

23. Fine Building

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